Hi all, I just got a 8 week olds bichon puppy. I was told that I cannot take him outside yet because he has only gotten his first vaccination. I live in a high rise condo (on the 31st floor). I do plan to housebreak him completely when he has his vaccinations completed. But for now, I need to deal with a puppy pad... and I really need help with that!!!
First, I want to clarify that I do live and work at home, so I am home pretty much all day. I also had experience housebreaking a dog, but it was an adult dog and he was rather easy to train.
I brought my new puppy home about 5 hours ago. Of course, he was screaming and crying... and still he would not let me leave his sight. I already got him to be able to stay in his crate comfortably, which is good, because at least I can confine him there when we are sleeping, etc.
Now, lets get to the puppy pad...
The only place for me to place a puppy pad is our bathroom. Do you think it will be a problem that it is in a different room? (I'm guessing he'll mostly stay in our home office, where I am at most of the time)
So far, he has NEVER used the pad yet... I tried to play with him in our bathroom, but he just wouldn't go. But he did have 3 accidents around the house already... at the most unexpected times. I did catch him in action, gave him a firm "no" and cleaned up the carpet. I also placed the dirty paper tower onto the puppy pad to hopefuly leave a scent there for him...
However, still, I have no luck getting him to go. He already had his dinner about 1 hour ago and he hasn't done his business either. He just keeps following me, everywhere I go... I couldn't really "Play" with him a lot when we are in the bathroom, because all he does is stay by my feet and he sits. And now that I am seated typing on the computer, he is sleeping inside his crate.
What can I do now? keep trying to play with him until he goes????